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In brief In a recent EPSCO meeting, the European Commission (“Commission”) finally confirmed that it intends to extend the transitional period under the Medical Devices Regulation 2017/745 (MDR). In parallel, the Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) has published a Position Paper (2022-18) that offers a supplemental or short-term solution, allowing manufacturers to benefit from an exemption under Article 97 for a temporary period. While this means that the outlook for MDR implementation is more positive, the Commission’s approach is…